Author Archives: Ken Gross

The 1940 Ford Turns 70

Yup, it’s been seven decades since the iconic 1940 Ford hit the streets, but who’s really counting? More »

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Mystery Merc: Vintage custom has holes in its history

Every so often, an early custom car surfaces from unknown origins. Little is known about Patrick Orosco’s ’39 Mercury convertible, but this much is certain: someone with a torch did some extensive metalwork on this car, it appears to be professionally done, and it’s cool! More »

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Time warp hot rod: Martin’s ’32 five-window

Fifty years ago, month after month, Hot Rod Magazine, Rod & Custom and Car Craft featured souped-up cars from all over the country. If you were a hot rodder in the ’50s, your fondest dream was to have an early ’30s Ford roadster or a coupe. Then, you wanted to get your car featured in a major car magazine. For most hot rodders, that was only a dream. But not for a guy named Dick Martin. His full-fendered, jet-black five-window was the subject of a full feature in Car Craft, and thankfully, this car remains almost exactly as it appeared so long ago. More »

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